49ers vs. Broncos preseason live blog

SANTA CLARA — This is the live blog for the 49ers’ preseason game against the Broncos. I will update this with information and analysis from the press box. 1:01 Michael Crabtree and Patrick Willis are in uniform. 1:06 The 49ers will receive the opening kickoff. 1:08 Bruce Miller returns it 30 yards to the 49ers’ […]

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Colin Kaepernick’s pre-game warmup vs. Peyton Manning’s pre-game warmup

SANTA CLARA — Colin Kaepernick and Peyton Manning warmed up differently before Sunday’s exhibition game. Kaepernick started by dropping back and throwing passes to Jim Harbaugh who was standing straight in front of him. Then Kaepernick took snaps from a ball boy and threw passes to the right and then to the left.  A static warmup. […]

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49ers’ fill-ins can’t come up blank

This is my Saturday column. Before we get to the 49ers’ upcoming preseason game, here’s a brief history lesson. In 2010, the 49ers’ defense was ordinary. It ranked 13th in yards allowed and 16th in points given up. Four current starters were key contributors on that 2010 defense – Patrick Willis, Justin Smith, Ahmad Brooks […]

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49ers fans boo Blaine Gabbert at open practice in Levi’s Stadium

SANTA CLARA – Here’s what stood out to me during the full-speed portion of team drills at Friday evening’s padded practice in Levi’s Stadium. THE GOOD 1. Michael Crabtree. Participated during all of team drills and caught five passes. Worked harder today than he had during any other open practice this offseason. 2. Colin Kaepernick. […]

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Jim Harbaugh says he is “very pleased with the job Blaine Gabbert is doing.”

SANTA CLARA – Jim Harbaugh was interviewed in the 49ers’ auditorium Friday afternoon. Here is a transcript. Q: What happened to Blake Costanzo? How did he get injured? HARBAUGH: Something with the knee. Q: He was placed on I.R. Could he return at some point this season? HARBAUGH: I don’t think it’s a season-ending injury, […]

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Kenneth Acker picks off two passes, Devon Wylie beats Jimmie Ward three times in team drills

SANTA CLARA – Here’s what stood out to me during Wednesday afternoon’s padded practice. THE GOOD 1. Colin Kaepernick. Completed 22 of 32 pass attempts during team drills. He threw two touchdowns during an 11-on-11 goal line drill – one to Anquan Boldin and one to Asante Cleveland. Kaepernick also got intercepted on a deep […]

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Vic Fangio on illegal contact penalties: “We emphasize that all the time, even prior to them saying they’re going to be diligent.”

Vic Fangio was interviewed by Bay Area reporters Wednesday morning. Here is a transcript courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department. What happened to LB Blake Costanzo? “Just got some form of an injury there. I’m not exactly sure. And he’s out there getting opinions right now for it.” Was it a practice injury? “You know, […]

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Aaron Lynch says he weighs 276 pounds

SANTA CLARA — Aaron Lynch was interviewed next to the practice Wednesday afternoon. Here is a transcript. Q: How do you think you did in the practices in Maryland? LYNCH: I felt good out there. Q: You seem to be a lot closer to your Notre-Dame form than your South-Florida form. Are you similar weight-wise […]

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Ian Williams: “When they activate you off PUP, that’s the paper hurdle. I still have to get over that mental hurdle.”

SANTA CLARA — Ian Williams was interviewed next to the 49ers’ practice field Wednesday afternoon. Here is a transcript. Q: How did walk through go for you this morning? I. WILLIAMS: It went good, getting my steps in and just getting the feel of hearing the calls and stuff like that — having somebody line […]

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Refs hold hard line on holding

This is my Tuesday column. The NFL says this season it will emphasize the defensive holding penalty and the illegal contact penalty. This is a big development, emphasizing these points of emphasis. It will help the 49ers and I will explain why. But first, can you explain how a penalty can be a point of […]

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Colin Kaepernick says Vernon Davis “looks faster than ever. Been running really clean routes.”

Here is the transcript of Colin Kaepernick’s Monday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. staff. What are your impressions of the Baltimore Ravens defense? What kind of defense do they have this year? “They have a lot of great players over there. Obviously, their front is always very good. Great disguise team, a lot […]

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Jim Harbaugh says “Vernon Davis is quietly having a great camp. On his assignments. In great shape.”

Here is the transcript of Jim Harbaugh’s Monday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. staff. Did it meet expectations as far as the work accomplished? “Yes, and higher than that. Went better than expected for our football team. We got better. There’s no question about it. I think it was even more so than […]

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